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Sr. Civil Project Manager

  • Job reference: NA-001043
  • Sector: Infrastructure, Transportation, Urban Development
  • Location: Alexandria
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Senior Civil Project Manager-Alexandria, VA

The future is bright.

Our cities are the heartbeat of our nation. We owe it to ourselves and future generations to take steps now to make sure they're strong, resilient and can withstand anything nature or man might throw in their paths.

We're dedicated to:

Improving access to services, economic and social opportunities

Creating a better future

Improving quality of life

If you're interested in helping create inspiring and sustainable cities, we want to talk to you.

Our multidisciplinary team of offers clients expertise in:


Landscape design

Transport planning

Local development frameworks

Public realm design

Sustainability and environmental consultancy

Infrastructure engineering

International planning

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas.

We work together across an international network of offices. This means that wherever in the world a project is being delivered, our clients benefit from industry-leading expertise, as well as a dedicated local contact. We understand the importance of having deep roots in the community; knowing and understanding local requirements, practices and culture. This allows us to be true collaborative partners with our clients, so that together, we can tackle complex projects and enhance communities throughout the U.S. and around the world.

Making a positive impact on the built and natural environment takes more than just skill - it takes heart. If you put your heart into everything you do, come join our team.

With Atkins growth in the mid-Atlantic region, and in particular, northern Virginia, an excellent opportunity has opened up for a senior manager. We are seeking an energetic and highly motivated self-starter in Alexandria, VA as a Senior Project Manager with a general civil engineering design background in all aspects of public works and transportation. Experience in the Maryland and DC markets is required. Candidate must possess the skills and relationships to further develop business in the region.


The selected candidate will lead and support multi-discipline design teams for a variety of project types with a strategic focus on projects with public works clients. Will serve as project lead for varying types of project delivery methods including P3, D/B, other specific client methods and traditional delivery. The selected candidate will have demonstrated success in managing large multi-discipline projects and strong leadership and people/client skills. Candidate will also have experience serving as a senior consultant, leading, managing and providing guidance of project analyses, preparing plans, and developing innovative solutions to project challenges.


Provide industry-leading knowledge and prominence to Atkins’ projects and initiatives

Support clients to formulate innovative solutions to infrastructure/site development issues

Provide QA/QC functions and expert advice for complex projects

Identify and support business development activities and proposal development

Function as a project lead and mentor to project teams

Prepare project work plans, develop project scopes, schedules, and budgets

Direct project team compliance with contract terms, schedule, budget and quality objectives

Monitor schedules, financial status of projects and quality control on projects

Prepare contract documents


B.S. or M.S. in Civil Engineering. M.S. or graduate level technical coursework preferred. This position requires a minimum of fifteen (15) years of experience


Thorough understanding of local design standards and criteria related to roadways, sanitary sewers, water distribution systems, storm drain facilities, site grading, stormwater management, earthwork, erosion & sediment control, environmental compliance, ADA compliance, and pavement markings & signage.

Credentials demonstrating ability to advance the technical prominence of the company and develop technical competence of staff

Demonstrated experience in supporting business development activities and defining new markets and services, strong existing client relationships a plus.

Experience supervising multidiscipline teams with staff of varying experience

Experience interfacing with clients and proposing innovative solutions

Familiarity with a wide variety of project and client types.


Civil P.E. license in either VA or MD to start, with the capability of receiving the other within 6 to 12 months upon hire. PMP a plus.

General Competencies expected of all Professionals and Managers are as follows: Client Service, Commitment, Communication, Innovation & Continuous Improvement, Professionalism, Quality, and Teamwork.

Ability to process paper/electronic documents and utilize computer equipment; ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing; ability to visit project sites if necessary. Job also requires ability to assemble and analyze data.

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

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